I just received an email from David Fisher letting me know of a demo they just finished shooting. This was an interesting coincidence since I’ve been playing a Klon Centaur Silver that a friend of mine let me try out, and I now have Klon on the brain. The video that David Fisher sent over is a demo narrated by the Klon creator Bill Finnegan. This was particular interesting to actually hear Bill talk about the Klons. The guitar play was by Taylor Barefoot and they go into super detail of each unit. The video is over 35 minutes long, so if you’re interested in the Klon…. here you go.
The demo features both single coil (Telecaster and Stratocaster) and humbuckers (Les Paul). All using the same amp (Two Rock Classic Reverb 100w). Recorded with a Shure SM57 and Royer R-121. I felt there was a lot of emphasis showing that the Klon KTR’s tone is very similar to the classic gold and silver versions. Bill stated that all 3 units have the same circuit design, with the exception of the KTR having a true bypass option (which was developed by Paul Cochrane – Tim/Timmy fame). There are some very subtle differences between all three units, mainly due to component +/- tolerances, etc.
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If you get a chance, please subscribe to Tibbon on YouTube, they do a fantastic job on pedal demos.
Still no word on when the Klon KTR will be available.. and no word on pricing. I would assume it’ll be WAY cheaper than the going rates of Klons on eBay. It’ll be interesting to hear what people think of the KTR that dropped a load of cash on the original.